As most of us spend the majority of time indoors due to the ongoing pandemic, an addition of an indoor planter to your living space, bedroom or workspace could drastically improve your quality of life based on scientific evidence as explained below.
What if I told you that the calming effect you get from a walk in the park can be replaced by just adding indoor plants to your home? Multiple scientific studies have strongly linked indoor plants to increased positivity in people. This is especially true in the case of flowering plants. Flowers are said to promote the release of oxytocin and dopamine which induces a sense of security, peace and love. Having close proximity to plants lifts our mood and makes us happier without even trying. Allow us to lift your mood and living environment by shopping from our wide range of modern indoor planters.
A study that interviewed 440 Amazon employees in India and the United States found that employees who had plants in their work environment had a significantly greater job satisfaction rate and positive outlook as compared to those that had no plants. Research has also found that adding a pop of colour from indoor plants to your work environment or living space not only makes the space aesthetically pleasing, but evokes a number of positive effects on your mood.
Reduces Stress and Anxiety
While Indoor plants effortlessly beautifies and adds freshness to your home, they also provide a great calming effect on you. The act of nurturing a plant is meditative, this helps to take your attention off the problems and issues that cause stress and anxiety in your life. A study led by the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that interacting with indoor plants significantly reduces psychological and physiological stress.
There are a number of low-maintenance indoor plants like the Sansevieria (snake plant) that requires low levels of sunlight and minimal care, but is shown to reduce stress and anxiety. Our Rolld and Lyra Planters comes in various sizes and look best when paired with this plant.
Boosts Productivity and Creativity
Indoor Plants have a very strong link to increasing productivity and creativity. Whether you’re looking for a planter at home to increase your productivity or looking for a desk planter for your workstation at the office, our range of indoor planters has got you covered. A 2015 study found that a closer connection to nature at your workplace can boost creativity by 15%. Another research carried out in 2004 found that people performed significantly better at creative word associations when there was a plant in the room.
Apart from reducing our screen fatigue, indoor plants also show strong signs of boosting our productivity. A popular study published in the Journal of Environmental Horticulture found that students worked 12% faster and were less stressed when they had plants nearby.
Sharpens Attention and Boosts Memory
Several studies have established strong links to indoor plants increasing our attention span and our memory retention. A study from the University of Michigan found that people who worked from a room with several plants were productive for a longer duration with more precision along with demonstrating a 20% increase in memory retention.
Another interesting study analysed 23 students who were put in a classroom with a fake plant, a plant photograph, a real plant and no plant at all. Brain scans of the students showed that those in the classroom with the real plant were more attentive and were able to concentrate considerably better than the others.